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Skeena Diversity News
 
Welcome Skeena Diversity News. We want to stay connected with you, keep you informed about health announcements, government notices and local tips.
“Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.”
Gerard Way
STAYING CONNECTED, WORKING REMOTELY

Skeena Diversity staff has been learning and testing new technologies and apps to continue delivering our programs. We are here for you!
We are able to meet with our clients and continue English classes.

Contact us to book an appointment or ask questions:

Email: info@skeenadiversity.com
Facebook msg: www.facebook.com/SkeenaDiversity



 

BC HELPLINE AVAILABLE IN 110 LANGUAGES

Talk to a Service BC agent about non-health related information and services such as Child Care Travel restrictions Business and funding support, etc.:

  • Call: 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319)
  • Text: 1-604-630-0300
    Standard message and data rates may apply
  • Service is available 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pacific Time.

BC COVID Resources online

WEEKLY QUESTION - MARCH 30, 2020

This week's question relates to your job situation and how you cope: https://bit.ly/3avGdBC
If your job or business is affected, set up a CRA account to receive EI benefits or Emergency Response benefits.
Contact us if you need any assistance.
CANADA EMERGENCY RESPONSE BENEFIT: HOW TO APPLY
The Canada Emergency Response Benefit will be accessible through a secure web portal starting in early April. Applicants will also be able to apply via an automated telephone line or via a toll-free number.
 
Setup an account on My CRA Account:
English - https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/e-services/e-services-individuals/account-individuals.html
French - https://www.canada.ca/fr/agence-revenu/services/services-electroniques/services-electroniques-particuliers/dossier-particuliers.html
 
FREE TAX RETURN CLINIC DROP-OFF AND PICK-UP
FOR NEWCOMERS / IMMIGRANTS


Skeena Diversity is closed at the moment, but we understand that filing taxes is a way to help you and your family to access financial support. We are following the recommendation to keep physical distance from each other. For that reason we are now offering Free Tax Return Clinic service drop-in / pick-up. How that works: you will be dropping off the documents and after we process them you will be picking them up.

Please follow the steps below to apply:

1) Check your eligibility, if you are eligible go to the next step.
2) Fill the form: 
https://bit.ly/2J2Y2fe
3) Wait to be contacted.
4) Drop-off the documents as directed.
5) Pick-up your documents on the date scheduled. Bring your ID.

Eligibility criteria:
Examples of "modest income and simple tax situation":
  • Total family income of $35,000 (1 person), $45,000 (2 persons), $52,500 (5 persons)
  • international students

NOT ELIGIBLE: self-employment income; business or rental income; foreign property, etc. We are not able to help you. This is considered a complex tax situation. More information here: https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/community-volunteer-income-tax-program/lend-a-hand-individuals/about.html

If you have any questions please contact us at info@skeenadiversity.com
CONTACT TAYLOR BACHRACH, OUR MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT
IRCC NEWS: MARCH 26, 2020

Exemptions to travel restrictions for foreign nationals who are coming to Canada as temporary foreign workers, some international students and approved permanent residents who haven’t landed are now in effect. If you’re exempt, you can now travel to Canada.

When you arrive in Canada, you must isolate for 14 days even if you have no symptoms. This is mandatory. Before you travel, you will need to go through health screening protocols.

For more information on who is exempt, visit:
https://www.canada.ca/…/s…/coronavirus-special-measures.html

LINKS TO HELP YOU STAY HEALTHY, ACTIVE & CREATIVE
Share your favourite us with us
Health & Wellness Resources: https://www.discover.hayhouse.com/freeresources/
Being creative (not just for children)
Daily morning exercise with Joe
“But I know, somehow, that only when it is dark enough can you see the stars.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.
STAY SAFE & CREATIVE!
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